String Quintet

Allegro Vivace for Strings

By Betty Beath

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For violin 1, 2, viola, cello and double bass, c.2'40
A companion piece to Adagio for Strings "Lament for Kosovo". It draws on that work's concluding expressions of optimism, now transformed to express the energy and exhilaration which accompany the joy experienced in a celebration of life.

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 ISMN M720065

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Elegy 'In Memoriam Peter Sculthorpe'

By Harry Sdraulig

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Strings and percussion

Scored for full strings, timpani and percussion (including anvil and vibraphone).
Elegy ‘In Memoriam Peter Sculthorpe’ was written in commemoration of one of Australia’s most inventive and influential composers, whose passing on August 8, 2014 was deeply felt by the countless musicians and audiences to have been touched by the integrity, humanity and beauty of his music. 

Though this piece contains a few deliberate references to Peter Sculthorpe’s music, especially through the use of percussion (reminiscent of Earth Cry) and the desolate spirituality of the cello solo at the work’s heart, the composer has avoided any attempt at imitation or pastiche, instead composing a work true to his own individual language. It is nevertheless written with heartfelt respect for a man whose influence on the landscape of Australian art music is unparalleled.
Composed 2015

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  ISMN 9790720172651
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Facets of Love

By David Henderson

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Seven studies for strings, c.24'00 total duration.

For a 21-piece string orchestra it could also be performed by double string quartet plus double bass, or any other well-balanced combination of strings.

    Composed 2021

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    ISMN 9790720249582

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    Puppet Play in Java

    By Betty Beath

    Regular price $40.00 Sale

    String Orchestra, c.3'00

    Puppet Play in Java was inspired by the music of Sunda, West Java and of the street musicians heard playing in Bandung and Jogjakarta. Street musicians singing as they played and sometimes spontaneously move into dance, all being part of the colourful and relaxed life of Java. The composer sought to capture some of that relaxed and playful spirit in this work. 

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     ISMN 97907201012408

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    Rosemary in April (string quintet)

    By Paul Paviour

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    For string orchestra/quintet

    composed 2018

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    ISMN 97907200209739
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    Sacred Prelude, Op.1

    By Jonathan Little

    Regular price $55.00 Sale

    String quintet.

    A natural rubato is felt throughout this haunting, single-movement, chamber work. Its much darker than usual instrumentation sees two violas and two cellos set against only one violin (which sometimes, like a single voice, soars high above the texture). The sound is reminiscent of that of ancient church music. c.10'00

    Recorded on "Masterworks of the New Era" Vol.10 (ERM 6812) Soloists of the Czech Philharmonic / Robert Ian Winstin (see:

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    ISMN M720060255
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    Smoke Trails

    By Keyna Wilkins

    Regular price $60.00 Sale

    For Clarinet Nonet: Solo Clarinet in B/b/Bass Clarinet and 9 piece string ensemble (or string quartet and double bass), c.11'45.

    Our place in a changing world, a responses to the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires

    Composed 2022

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          ISMN 9790673143111

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          Suite from the film "The White Rhino in Newton Avenue"

          By Paul Paviour

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          String Quintet in four movements.
          Composed 1954 rev 2017

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          ISMN 9790720172057
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